David Rothkopf

David Rothkopf

Proud father of J & L, husband of C, CEO, TRG, host, Deep State Radio; next book-"American Resistance"; columnist, Daily Beast, board of contributors, USA Today

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Well, would you look at what arrived

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Great review of @maggieNYT 's book "Confidence Man." I really look forward to reading this one.

“The whole point of American democracy is human self-determination," says @HC_Richardson  in this great @JillDLawrence  article about how women are fighting for that right this election season. They're working hard to make Roevember a reality. via @USATODAY 

Fascinating: The Curious Fate of Citizen Snowden’s Archive

Senator Menendez, a long time supporter of Israel told Bibi Netanyahu that a far-right gov't in that country would hurt it in the US. That's not what Bibi wanted to hear. So he's just ignoring the warning. Israel, says @AlonPinkas , should not.

Ya gotta admit, there's a lot of crazy out there.


Something broke in America this week. We have been spiraling downward since Trump's election, but this week, we crossed a line. The President and his men began asserting that they were above the law--and effectively no one in our system did anything to stop them.

The richest guy on the 2021 Forbes 400 owns the Washington Post. Number 2 now owns Twitter. Number 3 owns Facebook. Numbers 5 and 6 started Google. Numbers 4 and 9 started Microsoft. Number 10 owns Bloomberg. Free speech? You decide.

The chief of staff to the Vice President of the United States reached out to the Secret Service about a threat he perceived might come from...the President of the United States. If we had not lost all sense of perspective, this would be utterly blowing our minds right now.

History may look back at the period in which we are living and call it The Great Regression. It is a time in which on issue after issue, we are seeing decades and sometimes centuries of progress reversed. We have never seen anything like this before in our history.

It's the guns, but it's not just the guns. It's the racism, but it's not just the racism. It's the misogyny, but it's not just the misogyny. It's the attacks on democracy but it's not just the attacks on democracy.

If you think that Putin's brutality in Ukraine, Orban's so-called "election" in Hungary, Vucic's election in Serbia, LePen's campaign in France, or GOP efforts to attack democracy are unrelated stories, you don't understand the current global battle between autocracy & democracy.

Trump has always had a deeply troubling relationship with the US intelligence community. At his initial briefings as president, he was uninterested in key revelations and instead used the meeting to press officials for a public denunciation of the Steele dossier.